Archdiocesan Assembly in San Antonio

“WE NEED A CHURCH CAPABLE OF WALKING AT PEOPLE'S SIDE, OF DOING MORE THAN SIMPLY LISTENING TO THEM; A CHURCH THAT ACCOMPANIES THEM ON THEIR JOURNEY…” POPE FRANCIS   For the fifth consecutive year, the Archdiocese of San Antonio, with approximately 4000 participants, came together on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at St. Mary’s University for its annual Assembly gathering. Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller invited clergy, consecrated women and men (a small group of SSCJ attended), Catholic school teachers and lay people from across the Archdiocese to journey arm-in-arm…

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Singing in Chorus

1 –A first for the Mother House, the parish choir from Derval (Loire Atlantic) animated our Sunday Mass. After the Mass, we went to the dining hall where tables were reserved for the singers and their families to have their picnic. Before the aperitif, a "Laudate Dominum" was intoned and then taken up by everyone. Sr. Pauline Joly repeated her word of welcome and wished us all, Bon appétit! 2 – All agreed to meet again at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel for a concert for the…

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An extraordinary missionary experience

On Sunday, October 13, 2019, the parishioners of Trappes (Yvelines, France) lived an extraordinary missionary initiative. They gathered for a rather special family mass under the “Europa” circus tent. The acrobatic and juggling talents of the circus people, accompanied by the N’Joy Choir from Trappes, became prayer for the 400 Christians who had taken their place under the tent. After the Eucharist, under sunny skies, a friendly picnic allowed for exchanges between the participants and the Gontelle family, the owners of the circus. During this time, around…

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Welcome to Manila!

Sr. Simonette, from Madagascar, has arrived in the Philippines to begin her studies at the Institute of Formation and Religious Studies (IFRS). During the day of integration, November 9, 2019, Sr. Joyce, from Papua New Guinea, helped Simonette find her way around the IFRS. The students welcomed the new arrivals with traditional dances and costumes.

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